Sep 30, 2012 10:00am EDT
american myth that some elements of government were involved in 9/11. why did it take an hour for the strongest nation in the world to get planes in the air for an hour >> reporter: you underestimate incompetence? >> i guess it was all around that day. all around. >> reporter: do people say to you, okay, this guy is kind of a talented nut job? >> yeah. i'm old enough that i can say, yeah, yeah. >> thank you very much. reporter: of course asner isn't the only octogenenarian with political views >> i have mr. obama sitting here. >> reporter: what did you think of clint eastwood at the republican convention? >> i thought he was kind of cute. but i was distressed that his age was really betrayed by his performance. i don't want the public to see that frailty. i don't have it yet. when i do i'm sure there will be people like ed asner to tell me. >> reporter: no one is telling asner anything yet. do you ever feel like you're a really young person trapped in an older body? >> i am, i am, i am. they won't believe me. they wouldn't believe me. (humming) >> reporter: but you better believe it.